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Monday, July 25, 2016

VHSL Realignment Journey Continues Next Week

The next step in the latest portion of an arduous process to realign the three hundred plus school members of the Virginia High School League (VHSL) will continue Thursday, August 4th when the Alignment Committee will meet in Charlottesville concerning appeals to the original proposal.

Many of the posted appeal requests, which can be seen here, will be voted on as a group rather than individually. One of them is from Atlee, looking to move from the 5A North Region to the new 5A Central Region. Atlee's request was originally heard, and approved for a recommendation back in January.

Patrick Henry was with Atlee in the appeal, but has since dropped out since new ADM figures, student population figures by school which helps determine which classification a school will belong to, were released in June.

Once the Alignment Committee concludes its work, the Executive Committee must review and approve at its September 21st meeting.

Here are all the proposed regions affecting Richmond-area schools. If approved, they will take effect for the 2017-18 school year, ending the current conference system and reinstating postseason tournaments at the district level that were last played for during the 2012-2013 season

6A "Region 2" (likely to be renamed): Clover Hill, Colonial Forge, Cosby, Thomas Dale, Franklin County, James River, Manchester, Riverbend

5A Central: Atlee, L.C. Bird, Deep Run, Douglas Freeman, Glen Allen, Mills Godwin, Henrico, Hermitage, Highland Springs, Lee-Davis, Matoaca, Meadowbrook, Prince George, J.R. Tucker, Varina

4A Central: Caroline, Chancellor, Courtland, Dinwiddie, Eastern View, Hanover, Patrick Henry, Huguenot, King George, Louisa, Midlothian, Monacan, Powhatan

3A Southeast: Colonial Heights, Lakeland, New Kent, I.C. Norcom, Park View-South Hill, Phoebus, Southampton, Tabb, Booker T. Washington, York

3A Northeast: Armstrong, Brentsville District, Culpeper, Hopewell, Thomas Jefferson, Manassas Park, John Marshall, James Monroe, William Monroe, Petersburg, Skyline, Spotsylvania, Warren County, George Wythe

2A South: Amelia, Arcadia, Bluestone, Bruton, Brunswick, Goochland, Greensville, King William, Nandua, Nottoway, Poquoson, Prince Edward, Randolph-Henry, Maggie Walker Governors School

2A Central: Appomattox, Buckingham, Chatham, Dan River, Floyd County, Fort Chiswell, Giles, Glenvar, Gretna, James River-Buchanan, Martinsville, Radford

1A East: Colonial Beach, Charles City, Chincoteague, Essex, Franklin, King & Queen, Lancaster, Mathews, Middlesex, Northhampton, Northumberland, Rappahannock, Surry, Sussex, Washington & Lee, West Point, Windsor

1A Mid East: Altavista, Appomattox Regional Govenor's School, William Campbell, Carver College & Career Academy, Central-Lunenburg, Cumberland, Galileo, Stonewall Jackson, Rappahannock County, Riverheads

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